Immunization in Kyrgyzstan. Qualitative research

Informative study to examine reasons behind vaccine refusals, resistances, and barriers

Корь в Кыргызстане!
Unicef Kyrgyzstan


The publication presents results of a qualitative study which examined reasons behind vaccine refusals, resistances, and barriers. It complements the quantitative data on knowledge, attitude and practice on immunization, collected in 2017. The research was done by “Rebikon” Company for the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic with technical support from UNICEF under the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) funding.

It was carried out in January 2018 with four types of respondents: mothers of under 5 children, fathers of under 5 children, religious leaders, and healthcare professions. The data informed development of communication strategy on vaccination for 2018-2021 and can be further used by health promotion organisations in Kyrgyzstan to address vaccination hesitancy.

The opinions expressed in this document do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the organization does not bear any responsibility.

А. Namazova, L. Minbaeva
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